Creativity and Innovation

Bendigo is going to Hollywood!

by Michelle Symes • February 2, 2024

Some of our region’s best produce will have a starring role in this year’s G’Day USA Gala event, showcasing Bendigo and central Victoria as Australia’s first UNESCO Creative City and Region of Gastronomy.  The G’Day USA Gala includes a dinner for 460 guests, who will all receive a Bendigo Gastronomy VIP artisan gift bag featuring […]

How do we Eat Djaara Country Healthy?

by Our Team • August 30, 2022

Authors: Will Tait and Jodi Newcombe So here we are, bringing this five-part blog series to a close. In our opening blog we described how our collective – the Carbon Arts team in collaboration with Dja Dja Wurrung woman Bec Phillips – is motivated by the question: “How do we eat Djaara Country healthy?” We […]

Lifting Spirits Through Creativity

by Felicity Martin • July 14, 2022

Susie Marcroft is an inspiring artist who works across installation and ceramics. Her artworks explore the abstract notions of consciousness and empathy that reject reductionist paradigms. Through her work Susie shows us an alternative ethics, one that preferences our focus on care (tending to each other and holding space) rather than economics. Having moved back […]

Costume designer bringing characters to life

by Felicity Martin • January 17, 2022

@CreativeBendigo met up with talented creative and costume designer Kristine von Hilderbrandt at the unique arts and community centre, The Old Church on the Hill. A place to connect with community, experience live music, explore creative pursuits including; craft classes, Latin dancing, community gardening, kids drama, ukulele and Capella, this repurposed group of buildings is […]

Weaving a cultural tradition in Bendigo

by Felicity Martin • December 9, 2021

Bendigo has a thriving Karen Burmese weaving and textile making community who design and create their work from home or at the Cultural Exchange Hub in the Beehive Building in Bendigo. In 2007 the first Karen Burmese refugees arrived in Bendigo and over that time more refugees have relocated to Bendigo. Creative Bendigo met with […]

Windella Farm

by admin • December 2, 2021

Becoming a business owner doesn’t happen overnight, and often it can result from a collision between a hobby, accumulated skills, and destiny…

Local artists develop creative collective in Valentines Antiques

by Felicity Martin • November 23, 2021

Artist, Sarah Wallace-Smith is a creative with a passion and drive to see the creative ecosystem of Bendigo thrive. After completing her Fine Arts degree, Wallace-Smith approached Peter Valentine of Valentines Antiques about the possibility of setting up spaces for artists and creatives to sell their work amongst the heritage furnishings and décor. Located on […]

Reflections on the Castlemaine Art Museum: A Still Life and a Recipe

by admin • August 19, 2021

In this reflection on a still life by Elma Roach featuring pomegranates, Peter Perry, previous Director of Castlemaine Art Museum, writes about the artist while his son Alexander Perry, renowned Castlemaine chef, creates and shares a pomegranate recipe.

Djakitj Larr: a creative conversation bringing people together

by Our Team • August 2, 2021

A creative conversation for the Bendigo UNESCO Creative City and Region of Gastronomy, bringing diverse groups together to explore what UCCN designation can mean

Dining Differently: Students engage the community to support outdoor eating

by Our Team • April 16, 2021

If you’ve been walking through the Bendigo CBD lately, you might have spied some friendly students in bright red shirts engaged in activities like arranging milk crate furniture, drawing large and cheery chalk images, and interacting with businesses and passers-by.   These students are part of an innovative course being run out of LaTrobe University called CityStudio, which brings together multidisciplinary students to work with our local council and the community on projects to make Bendigo a more sustainable, […]